Lawmakers consider federal law to help protect student athletes from concussion risks

Lawmakers seek to protect student athletes’ heads

Congressional hearing takes up need for legislation to address student athlete concussions

Congress takes up student athlete concussions

NCAA suspends North Carolina’s Burney 6 games, Williams 4 amid probe into agents, academics

NCAA suspends UNC’s Burney 6 games, Williams 4

Clinton, rallying Ohio Democrats, says ‘game films’ show Dems best choice to improve economy

US President Barack Obama

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 9/9/2010

1:32 P.M. EDT

MR. GIBBS:  Sorry for the delay.  Good afternoon.  Take us away.

Remarks by the First Lady at “Let’s Move!” Launch Event with NFL in New Orleans, Louisiana

12:43 P.M. CDT

MRS. OBAMA:  How are you guys doing? 


First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign and NFL’s Play 60 Campaign Team up to Tackle Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign and NFL PLAY 60 are teaming to fight childhood obesity.  The announcement brings together two leading youth health and wellness initiatives. 

NJ congressmen hold hearing on bill to help identify, treat concussions in young athletes

NJ congressmen examine teen athlete concussions

FIFA inspectors assessing US World Cup bid to have breakfast at White House on Wednesday

US President Barack Obama

NCAA clears North Carolina’s Sturdivant, Carter to play; Williams remains sidelined

NCAA clears UNC’s Sturdivant, Carter to play

APNewsBreak: Person familiar with situation says UNC’s Austin subpoenaed in agents probe

AP source: Investigators subpoena UNC’s Austin

Murray advances in Washington primary, setting stage for closely watched race in November

Barack Obama

Scientists say evidence links head injuries in athletes to disease that mimics Lou Gehrig’s

Scientists: Link between ALS, head injuries

Primaries being decided in 3 states, including pivotal Senate race in Washington

President Barack Obama

AP IMPACT: Laws governing sports agents contacts with student athletes are rarely enforced

AP IMPACT: Laws on sports agents rarely enforced

Remarks by The First Lady at the National PTA Conference

Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

12:20 P.M. EST

Sen. Vitter’s fundraising letter target of ethics complaint; opponent says eagle-image illegal

Protesters rally outside the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama Launches Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

U.S. President Barack Obama joins Martha Coakley

Congressman blasts athletic conference for not implementing stricter rules for concussions

Conferences criticized over concussion standards

When in doubt, sit them out: States consider stronger laws to protect against concussions

All clear? Head injuries get attention from states

Delaware appeals sports betting restrictions to US Supreme Court

Del. appeals sports bet limits to US Supreme Court

Raise a glass of diet soda: US obesity rate appears to be flat, but still very high

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan
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Person with knowledge of talks: Carroll ‘not signed but very close’ to becoming Seahawks coach

AP Source: Seattle ‘very close’ to signing Carroll

Busy Seattle Seahawks spend day in California talking with Pete Carroll about becoming coach

Seahawks spend day talking to Carroll

SEATTLE — Seahawks chief executive officer Tod Leiweke was in Los Angeles on Sunday to speak with Pete Carroll about becoming Seattle’s next coach, and it looks as if the talks have intensified.

House Judiciary Committee to hold forum on youth and college football head injuries

Panel to hold forum on football head injuries

Pressed by Congress, ex-chair of NFL concussion panel denies certain link to brain disease

Ex-chair of NFL brain panel denies link to disease

NFL to weigh rule changes after helmet study; Congress examining football concussions, Leach

NFL to weigh rule changes after studying helmets

Giants Stadium ends 34-year run with Jets-Bengals game on Sunday

Giants Stadium was symbol of sports in New Jersey

Hearing on NFL head injuries adds ex-players Johnson, Turley, and Rev. Sharpton as witnesses

Panel adds Johnson, Turley, Sharpton as witnesses

Gridiron to D.C. gridlock? Concerns about spending prompt NFL’s Jon Runyan to run for Congress

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